myxo-


myxo-
myxo- before vowels myx-, word-forming element meaning "slime, mucus," from comb. form of Gk. myxa "mucus; lamp wick" (see MUCUS (Cf. mucus)).

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  • myxo — myxo·sarcomatous; myxo·viral; …   English syllables

  • myxo... — myxo...   [griechisch mýxa »Schleim«], vor Vokalen meist verkürzt zu myx..., Wortbildungselement mit der Bedeutung: Schleim, Schleimgewebe, schleimige Substanz, z. B. Myxoviren, Myxödem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • myxo- — [mik′sō, mik′sə] [< Gr myxa,MUCUS] combining form slime or mucus [myxomycete]: also, before a vowel, myx …   English World dictionary

  • myxo- — ⇒MYX(O) , (MYX , MYXO )élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. «morve, mucosité», entrant dans la constr. de mots sc. notamment dans les domaines de la biol. et de la méd., où il indique une relation avec le mucus. A. [Forme myx ] myxadénite, subst. fém …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • myxo — /ˈmɪksoʊ/ (say miksoh) noun Colloquial myxomatosis: *We used to find a possum once in every hollow spout / On all the river gums before the myxo thinned them out. –keith garvey, 1979 …   Australian English dictionary

  • myxo- — a combining form meaning mucus or slime, used in the formation of compound words: myxoneurosis. Also, esp. before a vowel, myx . [comb. form repr. Gk mýxa] * * * …   Universalium

  • myxo — noun /ˈmɪksəʊ/ Shortened form of myxomatosis, a rabbit disease transmitted by mosquitoes and fleas …   Wiktionary

  • myxo- — see myx …   Medical dictionary

  • Myxo — highly infectious viral disease of rabbits, artificially introduced into Britain and Australia to reduce the rabbit population; myxomatosis …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • myxo — Australian Slang highly infectious viral disease of rabbits, artificially introduced into Britain and Australia to reduce the rabbit population; myxomatosis …   English dialects glossary


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